Digi-Key Rounds Out LED Portfolio, Inks Global Distribution Agreement with Philips Lumileds

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation today announced the signing of a global distribution agreement with Philips Lumileds, an industry leader in LED products. This move expands Digi-Key’s LED portfolio and strengthens their position as one of the largest distributors of LED products and suppliers.

Philips Lumileds Lighting Company is the world’s leading manufacturer of power LEDs and a pioneer in the use of solid-state lighting solutions for everyday purposes including automotive lighting, computer displays, LCD televisions, signage and signaling, flash for smartphones and general lighting. The company’s patented LUXEON® Power Light Sources are the first to combine the brightness of conventional lighting with the small footprint, long life and other advantages of LEDs. The company also supplies core LED material and LED packaging, manufacturing billions of LEDs annually, and ranks as the producer of the world’s brightest red, amber, blue, green and white LEDs.

“Digi-Key has always been committed to providing the broadest selection of components in the industry to our customers,” said Mark Zack, vice president, global semiconductor product at Digi-Key. “Adding Philips Lumileds completes our portfolio of the top lighting suppliers and offers our customers superior product and even further options for filling their LED component needs.”

“We are pleased to collaborate with Digi-Key as a distributor partner,” said Emmanuel Dieppedalle, SVP Sales and Marketing for Philips Lumileds. “Their hybrid business model, coupled with their wide customer base and exceptional customer service, is a perfect fit to allow us to maximize our customer reach. We look forward to the future of this partnership.”